Geithner And Schauble Release Joint Non-Statement

Tyler Durden's picture

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, in conjunction with the German Finance Ministry, today released the following joint statement at the conclusion of Secretary Timothy Geithner’s meeting with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble:

“Timothy Geithner and Wolfgang Schäuble today met on the island of Sylt to use the informal atmosphere for an open exchange of views on global, U.S. and European economies. They emphasized the need for ongoing international cooperation and coordination to achieve sustainable public finances, reduce global macroeconomic imbalances, and restore growth.


“Both expressed confidence in Euro area member states’ efforts to reform and move towards greater integration. They welcomed the Irish example of placing successfully longer term bonds last week and Portugal's continued success in meeting program commitments.  They discussed the considerable efforts undertaken by Spain and Italy, to pursue far-reaching fiscal and structural reforms. The U.S. and Germany will continue to cooperate closely with their partners when advancing the policy agenda in autumn to further stabilize global and European economies.


“While again stressing the need for policymakers to adopt and implement all reform steps required to deal with the financial crisis and crisis of confidence, Secretary Geithner and Minister Schäuble also took note of statements from European leaders last week to take whatever steps are necessary to safeguard financial stability in the Euro area.”

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In other words, a big steaming pile of nothing.

For those of you who don't know who Tim Geithner is, he is the man who 4 months before the US downgrade said there was "no risk" of the US being downgraded.

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DavidC's picture

It's funny. And pathetic.

These idiots don't even realise that the comments they're coming out with now are making the situation MORE unstable, because there will come a point where the markets says enough jawboning, PROVE it.


CPL's picture

When doing things about stuff, we find that there are these guys that have a long tradition of doing things.  It has come to our attention when things are done to stuff those guys are undecided on an area of open objectives.  As a conditional option surrounding the secondary agreement I concur with reservations on the actions as defined in the context of the quorum.


My summary of the discussion, Shakespeare comes to mind for some reason.





camaro68ss's picture

Sweet, meet for 20min then party on an island for 7 days.

I want to be a goverment Employee

the rest of us are suckers, we have to work for 3 year to take a week long vacation.

GOSPLAN HERO's picture

... and lots of topless talent on the island!

smlbizman's picture

and starring tim the pengquin..

spastic_colon's picture

in the minutes.......discussed lunch, favorite wine, how to time the release perfectly with AAPL Lion downloads, Draghi, ECB and whether the month end was on Monday or Tuesday this week.

OpenThePodBayDoorHAL's picture

They met "on the island of Sylt". Really? You can't make this shit up...sounds like they docked the Millenium Falcon somewhere nearby and discussed the mining of "spice" or something. Fantasy-land.

StychoKiller's picture

Where can I find a job that pays as well and all I gotta do is make as much sense as a barking chicken?

geewhiz190's picture

Read "Bailout" by Neil Barofsky to get an insight as to what kind of an incompetent liar Geithner is.  must read

Short Memories's picture

You had to read a book for that insight? :D

silverserfer's picture

David, they know what their doing. They are paid to lie. They are paid to say things that will keep the masses confidence in the market up. They know that it is a sham, they are paid to read off a script that is carefully orchistrated.You do what your told after you rub elbows with the elite. 

Rip van Wrinkle's picture

Not a chance. They are the fekkin market.

gaoptimize's picture

Disappointed supporters of motherhood and apple pie shorting treasuries today.

msjimmied's picture

Heh heh heh...


3. ZERO HEDGE. The mysterious person(s) behind this massive continuous stream of reports and analysis from the loony bin of Wall Street and beyond has a manic edge but accurately reflects the madness of the current situation. Zero Hedge seems to post virtually around the clock, every day. They are relentless and hugely comical, with exactly the right sharply malicious overtones required in these evil times. The characters who infest their comment section are some of the worst vermin in trolldom.


Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Hey Kunsler!  I bet I would woop your ass!  Get down here and fight, you punk biotch!

slewie the pi-rat's picture

slewie is fringe vermin! 

verminomics, BiCheZ!

poli-vermin-olitics sounds like something for the talking birds, too  L0L!!!

btw, timmah & my faveorite finiMini may be smoking better weed than slewie, youie, and law enforement, put together, mrL_H...  even tyler seemed impressed w/ the whacky shellac-y


CPL's picture

Kunstler obviously hasn't been to

DavidC's picture

Oh dear.

I guess I must be one of those 'vermin in trolldom', infesting, as I do, the comments section of ZH.

Oh dear.


pods's picture

Well I can pull off vermin.  Who am I kidding, I can ROCK vermin!


CPL's picture

You wear it like a tailored silk suit.

BeetleBailey's picture

...this from a man whose name is phonetically pronounced as vagina slang...he must have serious pee pee issues.

How's that for vermin.....cunts-slur?

silverserfer's picture

one day were all going to drink some milk that will make us bleed out of our eyes and nostrils for our anti-banker views. 

vmromk's picture

Geithner.....I need help with my taxes.

You available ?


old naughty's picture

Sorry, he's on vacation.

Bogdog's picture

the non-statement made the EURUSD go................sideways.

pepperspray's picture

What did they eat for lunch?

pods's picture

No doubt that Timmay brought some homemade keebler cookies?

My bet is he was cautious, and just brought the Fudge Stripes.


jumbo maverick's picture

That was hilarious- homemade Keebler cookies
Still laughing here

Piranhanoia's picture

Silt,  or Sylt in the local vernacular

ShorTed's picture

If hot air and BS are the only things to come out of "high" level bankster meetings, i'd call it a victory for the rest of us.  The less they do the better.

viahj's picture

or you should finalize your preps as they are out of ideas and are only stalling while the goodies are stolen.

GraveyardSpiral's picture

Timmah: Should I stop paying MY taxes now, how about now?  What, what's that, look where?

azzhatter's picture

Can you imagine being an intelligent,accomplished professional and being told you have to meet the Keebler Elf

Peter K's picture

Of course they lie. But I don't think Herr Schauble was lying when he said NEIN to buying Spanish and Italian paper.

And we have confirmation from the Spanish Treasury Minister that Spain will definately not ask for the ECB to buy it's paper.

Therefore, what is fueling all the hopium?

Bay of Pigs's picture

Got it. Geithner blows Schauble...

Vince Clortho's picture

He didn't get to  be Sec of the Treasury by keeping his mouth shut.

fireangelmaverick's picture

And the 4 month countdown begins " No risk of Greece, Germany or Finland leaving the euro-zone" TG

IndicaTive's picture

Fucking morons don't know whether to shit or wind their watches.

milanitaly's picture

Hitler would have said NEIN.

There are no more real Germans.

Duke of Con Dao's picture

no more real Germans as seen in Triumph of the Will:

in this segment Prez Obama gives the bitch slap to Adolf Hitler 

for claiming he built the Nazi Party! Nein. Nein. Nein. Mein Fuhrer

economessed's picture

Words are dependable substitute for a solution in all matters of economic dissolution!  Keep talking, Timouthy.

LongSoupLine's picture



"Stupid is, stupid does" - F. Gump

americanspirit's picture

How appropriate that they meet on Sylt, which is Germany's equivalent of The Hamptons.

ATM's picture

Was that press release written 3 weeks ago? I mean who the fuck gives a shit, reading that was the most worthless 34 seconds I've spent this week.


BeetleBailey's picture

The island of Sylt has a nice nude beach......other than that...not much. When these two idiots showeed up, the collective I.Q. was also de-nuded.

zebrasquid's picture

Romney is coming soon and Timmy can go back full-time to cheating on his taxes.  Obama, likewise, can go back to doing whatever it is he did before being Prom King of the world.


DUNTHAT's picture

Playground Supervisor????

littleguy's picture

I had an informal meeting with my cat this morning and we concluded that Geithner and Schauble could do the world a lot of good if they took a running jump off the nearest cliff.